Editors’ Note: If you feel that the people who vote this into law should use the same health coverage bestowed onto you — your voice can be heard. Read the details at the Examiner titled: Federal health care — Is your voice being heard? Another good read on this site: New IRS rules and penalties defined in health care bill and Obama goes prime time tonight — why you should listen
The 1,018 page healthcare bill has been made available for review as of Tuesday, July 14, 2009.
President Obama, [see his approval rating] after extensive observation (on my part) of his speeches and review of his legislation left me with the same feeling that President Clinton left me after the Monica incident.
President Clinton stated – basically – that he had never had sexual relations with “that” woman. Well. Technically, in legal speak he was right.
President Obama phrases things the same way. One must take his words EXACTLY as he phrases them.
Maybe it’s a lawyer thing.
President Obama said – basically – that no one who has health insurance now will lose it.
Well, technically, he’s speaking the truth. Here’s what’s been discovered…
Early on in the Healthcare bill there is a section entitled: Protecting the choice to keep current coverage.
Sounds promising doesn’t it?
It sounds like President Obama has kept his word.
What this bill does is make individual health insurance ILLEGAL after the bill goes into affect.
Under that heading it states – basically — that an individual health insurance insurer cannot extend healthcare coverage to any individual after the first effective date of on or after the bill is enacted.
The Investor’s Business Daily offers a great editorial on this topic
The specific text pertaining to this issue on the bill says:
SEC. 102. PROTECTING THE CHOICE TO KEEP CURRENT COVERAGE.
(a) Grandfathered Health Insurance Coverage Defined.–Subject to the succeeding provisions of this section, for purposes of establishing acceptable coverage under this division, the term “grandfathered health insurance coverage” means individual health insurance coverage that is offered and in force and effect before the first day of Y1 if
the following conditions are met:
(1) Limitation on new enrollment.-
(A)In general.–Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day of Y1.
Additional items found in the healthcare bill can be seen in an updated article titled: Whitehouse asks public to report healthcare “disinformation”